The Center for Metal Arts is an education center in downstate New York offering artisans, design professionals and the lay public an opportunity to explore the design potential of working with metal. No prior metals experience is required for many workshops. Master classes are designed to open up new skill levels for practicing artisans. Sign up for CMA News
Enjoy CMA's Visiting Artist Series: Talented artists teach special workshops throughout the year.
Blacksmithing Workshop Schedule
New blacksmithing workshops are open for registration!
Visiting artists coming soon...
Nick Anger (Damascus Knife Making)
Small Metals Workshop Schedule
New Small Metal Workshops are open for registration!
Visiting artists coming soon...
Charles Lewton-Brain (Foldforming for Vessels), Dan Neville (Raising), Salt Etching Steel (Ben Dory), Jason York (Chasing and Repoussé), Tom Muir (Hinges & Joints).
Custom Hammers Hand Forged by Patrick Quinn Now Available!
Always forged, never sanded or cast, these hammers represent quality forging that inherently creates a strong tool. Heat treated one at a time to ensure quality. Any style and weight up to 12 lbs.
Foldforming with Charles Lewton-Brain
CLB 2015 WORKSHOP - COMPETITION - AWARDS DINNER- BOOK!
ENTRIES ARE IN! Artists from 9 countries submitted entries. Who will win?
The 2015 Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition
Submission deadline June 15, 2015 (PAST): Fourth annual global competition for foldforming techniques in the metal arts! 4 top prizes and a Jurors' Choice round. Innovation Award also available at jury discretion. Read more...
2015 Foldform Awards Dinner with Charles Lewton-Brain
Open to the public! JUL 24, 2015 at 6PM at the Seligmann Center for the Arts in Sugar Loaf, NY. Catered by local favorite farm-to-table Black Dirt Gourmet. General Admission $25 / Workshop Participants $15
Select your ticket here or watch the video...
CLB 2015 Foldforming Workshop Intensive
Foldforming for Vessels with Charles Lewton-Brain JUL 24-26, 2015
New workshop intensive for CLB 2015! Foldforming for Vessels July 24-25-26:
Step up your skills with foldforming pioneer Charles Lewton-Brain. Learn to apply foldforming techniques to create vessels for art or utility.
This very special class is already filling up.
Foldforming at 30:
Selections from the Inaugural
Lewton-Brain Foldform Competitions
A full color, image-rich art book celebrating winners and Jurors' Choice selections from the 2012 and 2013 competitions with forward by Charles Lewton-Brain and commentary by Hazel Wheaton and Cynthia Eid. Two editions available!
Foldforming LEARNING RESOURCES
Looking for information and resources about foldforming? Read on...
Visiting Artist Series In Blacksmithing
COMING UP DEC 5-6: NICK ANGER / DAMASCUS KNIFE MAKING
DEC 5-6, 2015
In this special two day workshop, learn to create original Damascus knives from an expert.
Nick Anger is a full-time bladesmith living in northern Vermont who is passionate about patterned welded steel. Nick's forgings embody the essence of a finely crafted blade, with patterns and style that are unique and impressive. Register...
2015 is on a roll!
The year began with four special visiting artists: Mokume-gane with Dan Neville, Blacksmithing for the Sculptor with Fred Crist, A Spatula Worth Flipping Over with Seth Gould, and Collaborative Sculpture with Jake James. Stay tuned as we continue to build this year's fresh new curriculum in Blacksmithing and Small Metals!
Two Learning Tracks at the Center for Metal Arts
The Blacksmithing program is in its 12th year, with a strong series of foundation and master classes for all skill levels. The Center for Metal Arts has also introduced a comprehensive small metals program, with year-round workshops in basic and advanced techniques for jewelers and other fine metalsmiths, featuring regional and internationally recognized metal arts educators. Small Metals Workshop Schedule... Blacksmithing Workshop Schedule...